Tag: House Oversight Committee

House Committee Wants to Know What Agencies Are Doing to Comply with Hatch Act Travel Restrictions

By on July 26, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

It’s an election year, so agencies and their employees have to make sure not to run afoul of the Hatch Act. A House Committee is seeking information from Executive branch agencies on how they ensure they stay within the law’s travel restrictions.

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House Committee Wants Information From Agencies on 'Burrowing'

By on July 21, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is requesting information from federal agencies regarding “burrowing,” or the conversion of non-career political staff to career positions, something which the Committee notes can create morale problems among the federal workforce.

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House Committee Wants to Know How Many DoD Employees Are Mishandling Classified Information

By on July 20, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is seeking information from the Defense Department as to how many cases it has opened in recent years for employees’ mishandling of classified information.

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House Republicans Want Further Investigation of Hillary Clinton

By on July 11, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Republican lawmakers sent two letters to government officials demanding more information and requesting further investigation into Hillary Clinton’s actions after the FBI Director announced he was not going to recommend criminal charges against her.

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House Passes Package of Reforms Aimed at Federal Agencies and Employees

By on July 7, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The House of Representatives passed a legislation package today that aims to tackle a myriad of issues from banning federal employees from watching pornography at work and using unsecured private email servers to conduct government business to extending the probationary period for some federal workers.

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It Was OPM, Not a Contractor, That First Discovered Data Breach

By on May 27, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
It Was OPM, Not a Contractor, That First Discovered Data Breach

A letter released by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform gives credit to OPM rather than one of its contractors for discovering the data breach on the agency’s computer network that left the personal information of millions of current and former federal employees vulnerable.

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Government Will Start Looking at Your Social Media Accounts for Background Checks

By on May 13, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Government Will Start Looking at Your Social Media Accounts for Background Checks

A new policy states that the federal government may look at an employee’s social media accounts as part of conducting background investigations for a security clearance.

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House Committee Wants to Know How the IRS Suddenly Found the Money to Hire 700 Employees

By on May 11, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Committee Wants to Know How the IRS Suddenly Found the Money to Hire 700 Employees

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is curious to know how IRS Commissioner John Koskinen plans to pay for hiring 700 new employees after he told Congress his agency only had funds sufficient to maintain an “exception-only hiring policy.”

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House Committee Questions Ability of IRS to Protect Taxpayer Data

By on April 28, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Committee Questions Ability of IRS to Protect Taxpayer Data

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has the IRS in its crosshairs again. This time, the Committee wants more information on the agency’s response (or lack thereof) to a 2015 data breach that left the personal data of hundreds of thousands of taxpayers at risk.

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House Committee Still Not Satisfied with Records Provided on Carter’s Use of Personal Email

By on April 8, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Committee Still Not Satisfied with Records Provided on Carter’s Use of Personal Email

The Defense Department finally complied with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s request for records regarding the Defense Secretary’s use of personal email, however, the Committee is now asking for unreacted copies of the records.

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